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Jerome Brooks

Born: 1931 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: May 29, 2004 in Evanston, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jerome was an English Professor who taught at Chicago City Colleges and authored six young adult novels.

Biography: N/A

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Primary Audience(s): Children; Children; Young adult readers

Jerome Brooks on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Knee holes
ISBN: 0531085945 OCLC: 24106039

Orchard Books 1992

  Make me a hero
ISBN: 0525344756 OCLC: 5353641

Dutton, New York : ©1980.

Twelve-year-old Jake's horizons widen considerably when, one spring day in 1943, he inadvertently goes beyond his neighborhood boundaries, finds a job, and meets Harry Katz.

Naked in winter :
ISBN: 0595006302 OCLC: 46913533, Lincoln, NE : ©2000.

Moving to the suburbs of Chicago, miles away from his old home and school, Jake comes to terms with his bitter, bickering family while struggling to commute four hours a day to maintain old friendships and develop a new romance.

  The big dipper marathon /
ISBN: 0671439189 OCLC: 8615981

Pocket Books, New York : 1982, ©1979.

A fifteen-year-old's visit to relatives in Chicago gives him new insight into his struggle to decide the kind of life he will live as a victim of polio.

  The testing of Charlie Hammelman
ISBN: 0671299166 OCLC: 5842662

Pocket Books, New York : 1979, ©1977.

The death of his teacher and only confidante forces a high school junior to face the crises in his life, reach out to others, and become the best person he can.

Uncle Mike's boy.
ISBN: 0060206527 OCLC: 750777

Harper & Row New York, [1973]

After the divorce of his parents and the death of his younger sister, a young boy finds in his uncle the friendship and comfort he needs.